M. Christopher Roebuck, a Linkedin contact of mine of Rx Economics LLC in Baltimore, Maryland circulated an article about whether the pharmaceutical industry should enforce prescription drugs compliance.
Nobel-winning Doctors Without Borders is concerned about international trade in pharmaceuticals because of the worries of mostly American and European medicine manufacturers about the lives of their drug patents (I have addressed this issue directly to Doctors Without Borders in another article of mine).
As drug patent periods are coming to an end, the pharmaceutical industry is getting anxious about its revenue stream because of generics, with the next generation drugs yet to become mainstream (on the contrary, my intellectual property is fully and immediately copyrighted for language and ideas upon production as creative pieces of work by the Library of Congress in accordance with the US Constitution and globally under US law and, therefore, does not expire until 60 years from the date of their first publication. I am 43 years old.)
The motives of drug makers have been in question for many years, since Elizabeth Wurtzel’s popular personal account of her bouts with mental illness in Prozac Nation. The essence of her story is its abstraction from the personal as an attribute of the culture where the pendulum has swung from seeing mental indisposition as a stigma during the time of Joseph P Kennedy Senior’s lobotomized daughter Rosemary to viewing psychiatric illnesses as an accepted and unquestioned social norm today, in contrast to the more sensible and preceding psychological causes of mental illness by Freud and Jung.
At issue, therefore, is not the co-option of society by science but of society by interest groups in determining compliance with drug regimens once prescribed: Is big-pharma responsible for over and gratuitous use of medications? Is orchestrated misery in society seeking company, not only in physical health but in mental health, producing a culture of hypochondria? It feels as though people don’t like healthy people living stable and productive lives in sound judgment anymore.
The deeper problem is the uncomfortably close association of the drug makers with governments. Since the use of LSD in the 1960s in the case of Frank Olson by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in mind control experiments, despite former president Clinton’s acknowledgement and apology for it, quite a bit more is yet to be known about the true happenings given MK Ultra, Anthros and NBIC, all government programs coordinated by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the National Academy of Sciences.
Is this social experimentation on an unsuspecting populace since the changed culture from the 1960s which has internalized greater use of medicines without as many marginal benefits but at a far higher cost to all?
More specifically, why are people going off medications? What is the recurrence of illnesses as a result of it? Why don’t they need medications when they get off of them? All these questions are not being answered by the drive for compliance since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACT): Are Peter Orszag and Bilderberg choosing our health care by “comparative effectiveness research” (more politically correctly now called patient-centered care) in concert with the reforms of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK) to bend the cost-curve either because of idiocy in the health and economics communities or out of vested interests to ration healthcare among the world population, staggering it in time to achieve an acceptable global distribution of standards of living because if technology by nature diffuses over time and geography then why provide the best technologies globally ex ante?
Life expectancy at birth in Chad, according to the CIA World Fact Book, is nearly 50 years without the health care we have in advanced countries. Are we buying 40 years more in Monaco with doctors and medications?
The natural human lifespan is 100 years. Bone Marrow, Mother’s Milk and Healthy Lifestyles are the best prep for the rest of our lives.